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OMG: Earl of Sandwich Coming to Bunker Hill in Downtown LA

One of the most popular sandwich chains in America, Earl of Sandwich, has signed a lease to open a new store in Downtown LA

One of the most popular sandwich chains in America is FINALLY planning to open one here in Downtown LA! Ever since I tried Earl of Sandwich for the first time back in 2012 while visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, I’ve been a huge fan of their delicious Full Montagu packed with juicy and tender slices of roast beef and turkey on toasted wheat bread. Unfortunately, those Earl-sandwich cravings meant I’d have to drive all the way out to Downtown Disney in Anaheim just to get one (that’s been the only one in the LA metro area so far, although a brand new one just opened at Tom Bradley at LAX).

Earl of Sandwich will be opening its new Downtown LA location up on Bunker Hill, which is sure to make a lot of office workers very happy. The Orlando-based eatery has just signed a lease taking over a vacant 930 square foot space at Two California Plaza owned by CIM Group. The empty retail space currently sits between salad spot Mixt and George’s Greek Grill and just a few doors down from Blue Cow Kitchen.

The coming arrival of Earl of Sandwich adds to a recent surge of interest to reactivate Bunker Hill, which has lagged behind other areas of Downtown LA when it comes to being active on nights or on the weekends due to its steep geographic position up on a hill as well as being mostly a daytime office hub. Fortunately, the opening of the immensely popular Broad art museum in Sept 2015 really helped jump start that process of diversifying the mix of uses on Bunker Hill (click here for a full tour of The Broad inside).

Two California Plaza is leasing up a slew of new ground floor retail businesses (i.e., Poke Bar, Pressed Juicery, SOHO Yoga) following the lead of its neighboring property, One California Plaza, which underwent a dramatic million dollar makeover last year spearheaded by its owner Beacon Capital Partners. A full upgrade including new outdoor furniture, signage, and other placemaking elements will be incorporated into Two California Plaza in late 2017. In addition, the office tower lobby is almost done with its own modernization and aesthetic upgrades including new large glass pop outs.

Earl of Sandwich is planning to open by late spring 2017.

Even though its a hike up Bunker Hill, I’ll gladly take that over driving out to Anaheim past the Orange Curtain.

Earl of Sandwich will be opening a 930 square foot restaurant on Bunker Hill next to George's Greek Grill

Earl of Sandwich will be opening a 930 square foot restaurant on Bunker Hill next to George’s Greek Grill

Poke Bar is one of the newer eateries that have opened at Two California Plaza

Poke Bar is one of the newer eateries that have opened at Two California Plaza

Pressed Juicery is one of the newer eateries now open at Two California Plaza

Pressed Juicery is one of the newer eateries now open at Two California Plaza

Earl of Sandwich will open a few doors down from Blue Cow Kitchen

Earl of Sandwich will open a few doors down from Blue Cow Kitchen

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10 Comments

  1. So nice to see this Plaza come to life with more pedestrian activity! Another choice for a place to eat!

  2. South Park Resident says

    Love Earl’s! Disappointed it’s up on Bunker Hill though!

    • We are currently looking for locations in other parts of DTLA; 7th is the focus now, but if you have any suggestions, let us know.

      • Santa Monica! Please dear god, that would be so wonderful! Anyplace where a person can actually drive and park near the place

  3. carter says

    Any better than Mendocino Farms?
    More businesses on Bunker Hill would survive if they opened while the Broad was open on the weekends and Disney Hall had matinee performances, especially on Sundays.
    Lost opportunities all around.

  4. Richard says

    Why isn’t Angels Flight open yet? That would help connect Bunker Hill with Grand Central Market and the rest of the Historic Core.

  5. Mike Chen says

    I can vouch that their tuna melt is top notch. I always try to stop by the one in Vegas. lol

  6. Omg…I hope they have the Holiday Turkey sandwich year round (like at Downtown Disney).

  7. Mr. DTLA says

    I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! Glad to see Bunker Hill coming to life with all the new projects here. This is the most dense sub-market for office in all of los angeles so it does deserve the best food options for its people.

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